Sunday, July 03, 2005

Current Supreme Court Makeup

Roe V. Wade was a 7-2 Decision, but let's look at the Current Make up.
Roe V. Wade - Wikipedia

We now have 3 Conservatives on the Court, so O'Conners replacement could make it 4 unless Bush really screws it up with another Moderate.

This means if the next one to step down is Rehnquist, then the one after that, which should be the 85 year old Stevens, is the real key replacement.

The Current Make up of the Court is as Follows:
Moderates (2)
O' Conner - 75
Kennedy - 69

Liberals (4)
Ginsburg - 72 (Should be labeled Socialist)
Stevens - 85
Souter - 66
Breyer - 67

Conservatives (3)
Scalia - 69
Thomas - 57
Rehnquist - 81


At 5:04 PM, Blogger Sean Scribner said...

I am as hopeful as anyone for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. But apart from overly optimistic speculation, what really are the chances of this ever taking place? I mean, even with a majority conservative court, do you really foresee this happening? These are honest questions.

By the way, I'll also be very surprised if Bush can get a conservative appointed. Both sides of the aisle are drawing lines in the sand right now, and after the Senate's recent conclusion on the filibuster ordeal my confidence in Senate Republicans has been dramatically weakened.

P.S. Our own two senators in Ohio probably lost their reelection after that ordeal.

At 6:50 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

I think the Republicans will defeat the filibuster this time because they know this issue is "The Biggest" deal to their base.

Bush could also use the "recess" appointment to get through any canidate he wishes, but I don't think that will be needed.

I am like you though in as much as I don't see Roe v. Wade being overturned. Too many people on both sides of the isle feel that some limited amount of Abortions should be legal, such as when the life of the mother is threatened.

I wish they would have the guts to strike down the 16th Amendment and go back to taxes being collected by Census. Not too many people know that the Constitution explicitly forbid "Direct Taxes" on the individual citizens, and for good reason....Congress is too far removed to listen to unfair taxes!

At least we should have a National Sales Tax instead.

Nothing Congress will ever do as far as our economy goes can match the good that will happen if we go to a National Sales Tax.


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